Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Do you have questions about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application? 

TALA professionals are available for one-on-one consultations to provide assistance with completing the SVOG application.

This is a quite lengthy application and we suggest that you start now getting your information together.

Before requesting a consultation, please review the following SBA videos and tips from TALA.

I. The first thing to consider is eligibility.

There are different requirements for different types of applicants with very specific criteria.  Please review the following to determine if you are eligible to apply.

Link to the SVOG Eligibility Requirements:

Link to video outlining the venue requirements:

II. When you have determined that you are eligible, you will need to register for a DUNS number and in SAM.

DUNS registration:

With a DUNS number, you can then register in the System for Award Management ( here:

An instructional video about the SAM registration requirement, which requires a DUNS number can be found here:

These processes take time so please start them now, if you have not already. The estimated time to get your SAM account set up is 7 days.

III. Gather your documents

There are many documents required for application for SVOG.  You may need to obtain the assistance of the venue’s CPA, bookkeeper, or payroll service to complete the following.  Information below will be needed to complete the Application Form 3515.

  1. Employee List: A complete listing of all who worked for the entity as of February 29, 2020 (this is separate from the official payroll record). Each employee must include: a. Complete name (First and Last name) b. Description of employee: full-time; part-time; temporary from employee agency, leasing concern, or through a union agreement; co-employed pursuant to a professional employer organization agreement; salaried; included in payroll; not included in the payroll; owner; officer; shared with affiliate; etc. Some individuals may require multiple designations in the description: e.g. “Jane Smith – owner, salaried, included in payroll; Joe Smith – owner, not included in payroll, shared with affiliate.” c. *Number of hours employee works per pay period.
  2. Payroll statements covering February 29, 2020
  3. Monthly gross receipts from FY2019 and FY2020. Gross receipts from 2021 year to date.

Additional information such as floor plans, contract copies, and other evidence will be needed to apply for SVOG and can be found in the SVOG Preliminary Application Checklist here:

Find a draft copy of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Draft Application Form at:

For more details, see the SVOG FAQs here:

You may watch the full SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant webinar from March 30, 2021 here:

TALA will be available for one-on-one consultations for questions regarding the application.  As you work through the application, please write your questions down so you’ll be ready when you speak to your Shuttered Venue consultant.  It is also helpful to review the draft of the application form at

TALA staff and professional volunteers will be providing application advice for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant using the most current available information released by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). As seen with prior SBA relief programs, application and award criteria may continue to be revised in the future. Due to uncertainty and changes in federal program guidelines for SBA relief assistance, neither TALA nor the professional volunteers can guarantee any specific outcome to your Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application. By proceeding with receipt of application advice you acknowledge and agree to waive any and all claims you may have against TALA and any professional volunteers from whom you receive advice relating to your application and assume all risks relating to same.